Keeping It Heel recently sat down with 2013 QB prospect Mitch Trubisky for some insight into his recruiting process and his future in Chapel Hill.
KIH:Scouts have called you the perfect QB for UNC Head Coach Larry Fedoras system, what are you’re reactions to that?
MT: That’s a huge compliment to be called the perfect QB for coach fedora’s Offense. I’m very humbled..That is one of the things that sold me on UNC is that i fit in the offensive system that they run, and I’m very excited about that.
I love playing up tempo and always putting pressure on the defense. I like this kind of offense and i think it really suits my strengths well. Since I’ve played in a similar system, I can see what scouts can draw good comparisons that I fit well for Coach Fedora and Anderson.
KIH: As a dual threat QB which do you like more, completing a long pass or breaking a long run?
MT: As a dual threat QB, I’ll always be happy for any big play that happens in a game. I love throwing the ball and watching the receiver take it the distance or launching a bomb in the end zone.
Carrying the ball is a different kind of thrill, being chased using your instincts to get away. Since a long break away run is more uncommon for a QB, I would say that is more exciting but I like both equally.
KIH: Talk about the recruiting process, what sold you on Carolina?
MT: UNC was a perfect combination of everything I was looking for. I did not know this until I visited and I couldn’t be happier that I took the time to come down and visit. Great academics, beautiful campus, awesome coaches, the spread up tempo offense, and an opportunity to come in and compete for a starting job all sold me that this was the perfect school for me.
KIH: North Carolina also has another young dual threat QB in Marques Williams, did the coaches give you any indication of how soon they see you on the field?
MT: Yes UNC has a lot of great QBs already on campus, Marques I know is a great athlete and QB. When it comes to getting on the field, I believe that playing time is earned and when I get down onto campus I have to prove to my coaches and teammates that i am the man for the job if I want to play. I don’t believe a coach can tell you when you are going to play, you have to earn your spot. I know I will go in and compete and work as hard as I can to make UNC that best we can possibly be.
KIH: Have you thought of the possibility of contributing at other positions your freshman season?
MT: I am a QB and I don’t think they want me to play any other position. QB is the only position I have ever played since youth football and that’s what I’m going to stick with.
KIH: What’s the first thing you plan on doing when you get to Chapel Hill?
MT: The first thing I plan on doing when getting to Chapel Hill is most likely going to be to workout, go to my class, or meet as many people as I can. Get to know my teammates and begin to create relationships. There could be a number of things I could do when I get there. Who knows maybe grab something to eat.
KIH: Tell UNC fans one thing they need to know about Mitch Trubisky
MT: One thing UNC fans need to know about Mitch Trubisky, Haha I might start out by telling them my mom stresses my name is Mitchell, but I don’t mind either one Mitch or Mitchell. I Love Football. And I love North Carolina Now, and I will work as hard as I can to make the football program and the University as successful as possible. Can’t wait to meet the thousands of UNC fans! GO TARHEELS!!